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Posted by chelseagirl on 01/04/2009
I went to Del Posto for the first time the other night and had one of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time. I was immediately impressed with the service as the maitre'd approached us just as we had entered to ask us the name of our reservation and offered to seat us early if we wished. We passed on the $18 per glass of wine at the bar and were seated. A great table on the second floor overlooking the restaurant, although all tables seemed to truly be spaced well in charming settings. All courses were superb from the amuse bouche of butternut squash balls embodied with perfectly candied corn and delicious crostinis to lobster salard, a scrumptious pasta tasing with incredible handmade truffle raviolis. For our entree's we had the artic char and a seafood ragu in a sauce that was out of this world. They were also able to suggest a terrific wine that was not overpriced by any means (and I do mean $50 range) and they were certainly sure to make sure our glasses were never low without being obtrusive and stretched the last drop perfectly through the end of our meal. Del Posto is far from inexpensive and unfortunately not a restaurant to frequent in this struggling economy but it was in all truthfulness worth every penny.
Posted by Criss on 12/24/2008
A friend of my wife recommended this restaurant for our wedding anniversary. When we arrived, the hostess greeted us and wished us happy anniversary as she took us to table. Our waiter was very courteous and was very good at recommending what we should have for dinner, being that it was our first time there. The food was very good and exquisite. After dinner, the manager came out, wished us happy anniversary and presented us with two complimentary glasses of Dessert champagne. The chef wrote happy anniversary in chocolate on our dessert plate. We enjoyed dining there for our anniversary and will go back again. I haven't stop recommending this place to firends.
Posted by Steve on 10/20/2008
overpriced, pretentious restaurant......food was decent, but portions were tiny.....so many better choices in nyc
Posted by Restaurant Lover on 08/13/2008
This was my second time here and it was not less impressive. We ordered lots of courses and everything was just outstanding. Everyone who had never been there was impressed. The service was impecable. They always were there to take care of our needs. It made the birthday of one of our group very special. I will continue to come back.
Posted by tribecaresident on 07/12/2008
like the previous reviewer, went on Tuesday, food portions were TINY. Come on Mario, who you trying to kid, PASTA is flour and eggs!! Not going back, and service could do with improvement.
Posted by Rxgirl-Detroit on 07/06/2008
My 9 yr old son and I were there on July, 3, 2008 for dinner. We were very excited about going while in New York because we both love Mario Batali. We arrived about 8:10pm and was seated immediately. We were brought a chef's taster plate right away with some ice water. Finally our waiter came 10 minutes later and took our drink order and we ordered pasta for 2 along with our main course. The first pasta dish came about 10 minutes later and was 2 inches in diameter worth of food (give me a break!). The second order came another 10 minutes after that and was the same small portion as previous. It got to be 9:30pm and we still had no main course in site. I finally called the waiter over and asked "what happened to the rest of our dinner?" He said he'd check on it right away. Give me another break-45 minutes since we last saw food. That is a totally unacceptable practice for any restaurant!! Our main course of 'chicken for two' finally came and my poor exhausted, hungry son was now half asleep in his chair. I immediately had them wrap up our chicken to go and couldn't wait to get out of their. By the way, the chicken for two, comes with NOTHING but chicken and a couple of little tiny carrots for added decor. I had a $156 plus dinner bill and we were both still starving. We then had to take another $15.00 cab ride across down back to our hotel. I ran into a deli across from our hotel and got my son something of volume to eat and drink. Also, never once during our entire time at Del Posto did our waiter ask or automatically refresh our beverages. We sucked on melting ice cubes until they were gone. I actually called the restaurant soon after we arrived at our hotel room to talk to the manager. All he offered to me was an apology and nothing more. I said "that was not enough and unacceptable for the hefty bill I paid for practically nothing." He said he would take my name and phone number and have his general manager call me. I am still waiting for that call.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/05/2008
The food and service must have gone downhill recently, because we had an absolutely poor experience! The ratings here show the contrary, so I'm guessing that something changed recently either with the cooking staff or management. To start, we got the prix fixe menu - it's one appetizer per person, two sharing pastas, then one secondi and one dessert per person. The service is poor! The waiter was nice, but the time in between meals was unacceptable, about 40 min. We were absolutely annoyed at the slowness, as well were the people on the table to the right and left of us. To the right, the guests asked to see the manager, and to the left someone walked out before dessert was served. We sat down at 745 or so and were done after 11. And its not because the food was well presented and there were so many courses (we ate for about 3 hrs at daniel too- but that seemed warranted). The food consisted of incredibly tiny portions with no flavor and no presentation. It didn't justify the 40 minute wait in between dishes at all On to the food- the cured meats are not good at all, I've had better cured meat sat the supermarket! the pastas were dull, I could make a similar dish at home! We had a lentil soup that was really salty and the meat was dry. On top of everything, they used a random empty table near us to put other people's dirty glasses/decanters in! And even though all the tables near us were visibly and verbally annoyed at the service, they didn't do anything to quell people's complaints at all. I'm surprised because for a Batali restaurant and at the prices charged, the service and food definitely should have been better. I would not recommend Del Posto at all- unless you want to throw away your money at an overly hyped horrendous dining experience.